Janácek The Cunning Little Vixen – Suite (UK premiere) Rolf Hind The Tiniest House of Time, for accordion and orchestra (BBC commission: World premiere) Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade
BBC Symphony Orchestra Jakub Hrusa conductor James Crabb accordion
Tales from the stage underpin this imaginative programme, featuring a newly-arranged suite from Janáček’s zestful drama of woodland life The Cunning Little Vixen and Rimsky-Korsakov’s glittering orchestral evocation of scenes from the Arabian Nights, in which the lead violinist plays the seductive Princess Sheherezade herself. Composer Rolf Hind has a reputation for throwing fresh light on all he touches, and this is his first major work for accordion, inspired by the irrepressible virtuoso James Crabb.
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